Women dancing at the fair. Photo Credit: USAID/Bangladesh

In recognition of this year’s International Women’s Day, the U.S. Mission in Bangladesh, through USAID/Bangladesh , joined with female political leaders, celebrities, academic experts, thought leaders, musicians, mothers, daughters to celebrate the economic, political and social contributions of women in Bangladesh. The 2-day Gender and Development Fair, “Equal Access to Education, Training, and Science & Technology: Pathways to Decent Work for Women,” was held at the Bangabandhu International Conference Center over two days, March 14-15, 2011. The fair featured fair activities and several performances throughout the day by various development organizations and women entrepreneurs including a fabulous puppet show from JICA.